Abstracts should be prepared in English and submitted online by 15 May 2016. All applications will be read by the organizing committee who will inform the applicant of their decision by the end of May 2016. Registration will be open in June 2016. The conference will be held in the English language. Each participant is allocated 20 min to present the paper. Discussions at the end of each panel session are encouraged. Selected papers will be published by an international publisher in a postconference book.
The conference fee is €120 (regular) and €70 (BA, MA, PhD students); it covers participation in the conference, conference materials, drinks and snacks during coffee breaks, opening and closing banquet, two lunches, and a city tour. The fee does not include accommodation or travel costs. A suggested list of accommodations will be published on the conference website.
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Since 2009, Tomáš Rafa (1979, Zilina, Slovakia) has investigated notions of nationalism in Central Europe through his ongoing documentary film project, New Nationalism.
Traveling between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, the project details the creation of conflicts that arise from prejudices, superstitions, and resentments in the region.
Featuring tense footage and reports of political demonstrations, blockades, and protests, Rafa captures events often unseen on televised news programs. Winner of the Oskár Cepan Award in Slovakia (2011), Rafa’s project is housed on a website that has been screened in museums and galleries across Europe, promoting positive social activism and triggering community conversations about nationalist conflicts.
teaches moving image and image making at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
He has exhibited his filmbased practice at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, NCAD Gallery, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid and other venues. He regularly contributes to events and conferences such as The Impossible Conversation, NCAD/Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2013; AICA colloquium on Censorship in the Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast 2012; PublicEducation: Another Place Another Thinking, GradCam/The Lab. Dublin, 2012; the Scribani Conference, ReImagining Imprisonment in Europe, Trinity College, Dublin, 2012; Engendering Dialogue III, Pedagogical Encounters: Feminist Philosophy and Education, Dundee, 2012. Jonathan is a research leader for Art and Context at the Research Institute of Art and Design. His work employs documentary, drama and participatory approaches of working to reflect on themes such as ideological belief and institutionalization, often through intimate conversations sustained over several years. He is a member of Void gallery’s curating committee and has curated exhibitions by artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, John Gerrard and Phil Collins.
(born 1963, in Wolbrom, Poland), is the head of the Institute of Journalism, Media, and Social Communication at Jagiellonian University, Cracow.
She teaches cultural theory, image analysis, semiotics of media, intertextuality, and consumption theory there; she also engages in methodological seminars and workshops. Her scholarly interests include semiotics of media, analysis of different forms of persuasive communication, and cultural practices of people in the consumption society – particularly those associated with various media uses and protocols, as with creativity and with cultural participation. She is also involved in the construction of the various media literacy programs. Prof. Lisowska is the author of several dozen papers and research reports, and of six books devoted either to the media analysis techniques (Media content analysis, 2004; The textual analysis of media discourse, 2006), or to the media uses as social practices, and to the semiotics of media (The rebellion for sale; music industry – advertising – semiotics, 2000; Everyday media. The mass media and the wide media content paradigms in the everyday life of the Poles at the verge of the XXIst century, 2008; The backseat passenger. Media, advertising, and parenting in the consumption society, 2010; The phoenixes, the swans, and the butterflies. Media and the transformative culture, 2012). She is currently working on the manual of semiological techniques as applied to media analysis. She is also about to complete the book on the impact of the creative fandom practices on contemporary media culture.
Prof. Lisowska has been one of the co-founders of Polish Communication Association – the first Polish academic association devoted to the communication and media studies.
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